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election thoughts 2008

the DNC (democratic national convention) has finished in denver, with the RNC (republican national convention) taking place this week in minneapolis-st. paul.

last weekend Obama picked senator Joe Biden of Delaware as his vice presidential running mate; and last friday McCain announced governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has his VP running mate.

i always find US presidential elections to be interesting. although, this is the first year that i’ve actually taken interest in the politics of candidates.

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confessions of an undisciplined writer

i've been slacking in my discipline to write on this blog.  i'm sorry and hope to make it up this weekend. which of course may be the time my readers are least able come to the site b/c of 3 day weekend plans.  oh, well you'll have plenty to enjoy when life gets back...

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throwing away Bibles

have you ever thrown away a Bible? i have. what do you do with old Bibles?

there’s been various times in my life that we’ll be moving, or cleaning out a bookshelf, or i just got a new Bible and that question comes to mind. “what do i do with my old Bible?”

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Emmanuel and Jessika Perez

yesterday (saturday 8.16.08) i had the privilege of participating in the beautiful wedding of Jessika Babcock and Emmanuel Perez. (aren’t they a cute couple!)

this was the second wedding that i’ve had a part in conducting – the first was my sister’s last year. hmm, two consecutive years of weddings in august. whose will i be a part of next year?? hint, hint @rhondaberghoff 😉

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so now who’s the weirdo

i’m sure there’s been times that you’ve looked at someone else and described them as weird, off the wall,

a few fries short of a happy meal, etc. but have you ever considered that others might be saying the same thing about you? have you ever stopped to think, what makes you such a weirdo?

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the saga of our camera

so over a month ago our church held an outreach in the park. we actually held two; one for kids at one park, and one for teens at another park. we had great fun interacting with our community, mostly people that wouldn’t normally come to our church. and we also enjoyed hosting two ministry teams from Northwest University. Deb and I dressed up as clowns, it was great.

there was only one problem … we lost our camera. this was a real bummer for me personally because i had lost (or had stolen) my new black iPod nano earlier in the week. i had only gotten it about 2 weeks before from ebay.

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i’m glad they’re wearing boxers

so yesterday my sister asked for ideas to give her kids when they mention they’re bored. i’m not sure if the following video is what she had in mind, but i’m pretty sure that her boys are going to love it!

…i first saw this video a couple months ago when it was featured on the ” best of YouTube ” podcast. it’s a great site where it does exactly as the title suggests, simply to find the best clips from YouTube. sometimes the clips are funny, or incredible tricks, or amazing talent.

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pick my style (for now)

so i've been scouring the web for a great wordpress theme.  and there are a lot out there, but not really one out there that has truly jumped out at me and said, "this is abe's theme".so i've got some that i've narrowed it down to for now (at least until i can figure...

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comments

ok, so i'm still figuring out all the features and settings of wordpress.  but one thing i just found out is that the first time you leave a comment it sends me an email to approve or disapprove, before it actually shows up on the blog.sometimes i may be online at the...

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well that took longer than i thought

so as you can tell i’ve successfully ported things over to wordpress, but that’s about it. it’s 2.40am and i’m just about ready to go to bed.  i’d like to find a new theme first though.  of course just because i pick one tonight today doesn’t mean i’ll keep it.and...

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